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Govt withdraws its warning to share photocopy of Aadhar card

The government has withdrawn its statement on Aadhaar card, warning citizens to share Aadhaar card details with any organization or company to avoid misuse of Aadhaar. Now the government has issued a new press release. In the new press release, the government has said to withdraw it. The reason behind the withdrawal of the statement has been cited as a possibility of ‘misinterpretation’. “Given the possibility of misinterpretation of the press release, it is withdrawn with immediate effect,” he said.

Government said – use discretion

The notice issued by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that Aadhaar holders are advised to exercise common sense only in its use and sharing. Earlier, in a notification issued on May 27, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had said that only organizations licensed by UIDAI can use Aadhaar to identify an individual.

Private entities like hotels or film halls are not entitled to keep copies of Aadhaar cards, the press release said. The government has asked people to use masked Aadhaar instead of photocopy, in which only the last 4 digits of the Aadhaar card are visible.

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